In this White Paper
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that causes joint pain and impaired function. It affects a growing number of people, which has led to osteoarthritis being one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Besides osteoarthritis being a factor that can result in reduced quality of life for the individual, it presents high costs for society – including health plans, health systems, and employers: with hip and knee joint replacements representing a significant proportion of these healthcare costs. But there is a solution to the high MSK spend: the Swedish solution.